Cornelius Cardew - A Reader Book 24763

Cornelius Cardew - A Reader Book 24763
Essential 400 pages collection of Cornelius Cardew's published writings. With commentaries and responses from Richard Barrett, Christopher Fox, Brian Dennis, Anton Lukoszevieze, Michael Nyman, Eddie Prévost, David Ryan, Howard Skempton, Dave Smith, John Tilbury and Christian Wolff. This Reader brings together a diverse collection of Cardew's major essays and writings from different stages of his career, together with commentaries by other writers associated with his work.

It reflects developments, changes and contradictions in his thinking about music from the late 1950s to the end of his life.

As a companion volume to John Tilbury's biography 'Cornelius Cardew a life unfinished', Copula, 2008, it provides essential material for the study of Cardew's life and ideas; it also makes a significant contribution to discussion of the wider issues involved in the relationship between music, ideology and political commitment.

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